Following RTVE’s ANNOUNCEMENT of Hispavisión, the European Broadcasting Union has announced Eurovision Song Contest Latin America, in conjunction with Voxovation – the production company behind the American Song Contest and Eurovision Song Contest Canada.
The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest generated more than 75 million unique viewers on YouTube across all ESC content in 232 territories worldwide, with Latin American countries among the top-performing markets for non-participating nations. Among those countries, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico saw the highest content views. Producers will now begin the search for a host city for Eurovision Song Contest Latin America among the top-performing Latin American markets in the coming months.
Martin Österdahl, the Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, had the following to say:
“Following on from the launch of the American Song Contest, and with plans underway for Eurovision Song Contest Canada next year, the European Broadcasting Union is thrilled to be now working with Voxovation on bringing the excitement and magic of the Eurovision Song Contest to Latin America. The unique Eurovision format finds new fans across the globe every year and we can’t wait to expand the brand in this hugely diverse part of the world.”
A delegation from RTVE will meet with the EBU on Thursday, July 14th, to see how they can collaborate on the Contest. According to RTVE, the meeting has been set in place for a number of weeks now. It is unclear now whether or not Hispavisión will merge with the new Contest, continue as a separate Contest or be axed in it’s planning stages.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: EBU & Eurovoix World